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Think Pink: Ways to Help Breast Cancer Awareness in Dunwoody and Nearby

Fundraisers for breast cancer awareness are being held across metro Atlanta in October, which is breast cancer awareness month.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Dunwoody and beyond:

  • From Sept. 30 to Oct. 27, customers of Atlanta Kroger supermarkets can purchase pink paper ribbons for $1 at the checkout, the sales of which benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  • Maggiano's in Buckhead will be holding a special lunch and fundraiser Oct. 15 where the guest speaker is Tricia Dempsey, owner of Agile Resource and a breast cancer survivor.
  • Gramercy, a luxury bedding store in Buckhead, kicks off a campaign Tuesday. Part of the proceeds from those shopping at the store will benefit Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. A recption is planned at 5 p.m.
  • The Mary J. Roberts Foundation presents its 2nd Annual Pink Cocktail Party, which celebrates breast cancer survivors, patients and caregivers on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Museum Bar, 181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW. Tickets $27.50 and may be purchased at www.4jane.org.

There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure.

Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions.

You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp to remember breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency has raised $75 million so far for research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is organized nationwide and so far more than 8 million people have walked for this cause and raised about $460 million.

And you can join people from four continents in a Race for the Cure event organized by Susan G. Komen For The Cure, or an Avon Walk For Breast Cancer event organized by the Avon Foundation for Women.

TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.

Robert Ostrow October 02, 2012 at 08:01 PM
breast cancer is a very serious illness. I think everyone should be made aware of the complexities of the problem.

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